DSi XL launching in Europe March 5

Nintendo of Europe has provided a firm release date for the DSi XL, the up-sized, spectator-friendly version of the DSi. European gamers will be able to take the system home in a big bag on March 5.

The European edition of the system will launch in Wine Red and Dark Brown, skipping the Natural White color from the Japanese release, and comes preloaded with DSiWare, including A Little Bit of... Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: Arts Edition, Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function and the Nintendo DSi Browser. We have no idea why Flipnote Studio, which is included with DSi LL systems in Japan, is absent. It's free, so users will have to download that themselves.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.